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BSc in Bioscience

Make scientific advancements that benefit humanity
235 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



3 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Science, Agriculture & Animal Health

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course is best suited to inquisitive students who like to discover how things work and who enjoy Biology and have an interest in subjects like Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Ecology. Students will explore the fundamentals of modern biology that underpin the production of drugs, medical products and the control of pollution, allowing them to shape the world around them.

Understanding the Industry

The bioscience industry contains many smaller industries under its name, such as life sciences, therapeutics, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Bioscience is the science associated with all living things and how they function and interact with their environment. From genetics to zoology, Bio scientists study a diverse range of topics like the nature of living organisms, their behaviour, their evolutionary history and their potential uses.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Lab Technician
  • Quality Control/Assurance Analyst
  • Process Development Technician
  • Project Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Validation/Manufacturing Technician

Course Delivery and Modules

The Bioscience course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practicals and tutorials. Practicals include laboratory work. This programme contains a high level of hands-on experience at every level.

  • Year 1

    • Physics through Problem-Based Learning
    • Mathematics
    • Fundamental Chemistry
    • Health & Safety and Academic Skills
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Year 2

    • Analytical Science
    • Microbiology
    • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Ecology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Year 3

    • Regulatory Affairs and GMP Compliance
    • Applied Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Biotechnology
    • Quality Management
    • Biopharmaceutical Therapeutics
    • Bioanalytical Science
    • Literature Research Project

Education Progression

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. There are no special entry requirements for this course.

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK781
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Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BSc in Bioscience please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Dr Bridget Kelly

Programme Director


Dr Edel Healy

Head of School of Health & Science


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).